Hip hop heads, beat makers, aspiring rappers, even music aficionados— this event is for you. Pop culture and intellectualism collide in CSUF's Hip Hop Symposium, a day-long event of critical study that analyzes and celebrates one of the most culturally significant genres to impact the last thirty years. The day will begin with a dance performance followed by panel discussions on female street gangs, hip hop language and rhetoric, and a look at gender, ethnicity and race in hip hop. There will also be a screening of The World is Yours, a film on hip hop and the Internet, rap performances by Yung Stooey as well as some student rappers. Come take in this one-of-a-kind, interactive look at hip hop's influence, and its future in the next century.
Fri., April 10, 9 a.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.